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Mosquito Facts Part 1 - Things You Didn’t Know About Mosquitoes

Mosquito Facts Part One – 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes seem to be just about everywhere during the spring, summer, and fall. But even though they are so familiar, many people don’t know a lot about these pests. In fact, you could say that mosquitoes are one of the most misunderstood bugs that we see on a regular basis. So here to set the […]

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Article Review: “UGA Entomologist: End of Rain Will Bring Mosquitoes”

The Athens Banner-Herald, at OnlineAthens.com, published a good article on mosquito control. Written by Elmer Gray, an entomologist with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, the article is entitled “UGA Entomologist: End of Rain Will Bring Mosquitoes” and discusses all the topics we like to cover on our Mr. Mister Mosquito Control blog. From water […]

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How Dangerous Are Mosquitoes?

When most people think about getting rid of mosquitoes, it’s because they don’t like their bites. Mosquito bites can be an itchy nuisance. If you’re the kind of person who tends to get a lot of bites (yes, it varies by person), just a short time outside can leave you with a dozen bites or […]

13 Ways to Keep Mosquitoes Off Your Deck or Porch

A deck or porch is a great place to hang out in the summer. Whether you are stepping outside to grill or just reading a good book in the fresh air, spring and summer is prime deck time. But all of that can be ruined by a swarm of pesky mosquitoes. Who wants to be […]

Mosquito Bite Symptoms and Treatment

Mosquito Bite Symptoms and Treatment

Mosquitoes may be small, but they have an outsized effect on humans. They are nearly ubiquitous, with mosquitoes inhabiting almost every place that humans do. Mosquitoes are a member of the fly family, but unlike common house flies, they pack an itchy punch that makes them especially bothersome. More bothersome still is the tendency of […]

Are You Ready for the Start of Mosquito Season in Atlanta

Are You Ready for the Start of Mosquito Season in Atlanta?

The weather is warming up and the combination of some rainy days and some hot ones is a recipe for mosquitoes. There are over 150 species of mosquito in the United States, each with their own behavior patterns and lifecycle. Some hibernate over winter. Some lay eggs in the spring. But here in Georgia you […]

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The Most Common Types of Mosquitoes in Georgia

The Most Common Types of Mosquitoes in Georgia

The United States is home to over 150 species of mosquito. Some of those species are widespread, existing across most of the country. Many others are more localized, covering a more specific territory. In Georgia there are three main types of mosquitoes you will encounter. There are other species present, too, but these three account […]

The Best Mosquito Repellent for a Yard

The Best Mosquito Repellent for a Yard

Mosquitoes can be annoying when they swarm around you in your yard. But if they actually bite you, the potential danger can be more than just an annoyance. Mosquitoes are known to carry a number of different diseases in the U.S. While most of these diseases are rarely serious, in some cases mosquito borne illnesses […]

The Benefits of Professional Mosquito Control

The Benefits of Professional Mosquito Control

Mosquito season is rapidly approaching. As temperatures in Atlanta are routinely surpassing 50 degrees, mosquito eggs that were laid before winter are starting to hatch. Brand new swarms of mosquitoes are taking over our yards. Outdoor activity is becoming more enjoyable. But the mosquitoes that follow us through the warmer spring and summer months are […]

Picaridin Vs DEET

Picaridin Vs DEET: What You Need to Know

DEET is the tried and true reigning champion of mosquito repellents. It has been in use since the 1940s. DEET is endorsed by the World Health Organization and almost every local health organization as the most effective mosquito repellent. But there is a newcomer threatening to dethrone DEET. Picaridin has been available since 1998 in […]